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Google's Megan Smith Named America's New Chief Technology Officer

Megan Smith, former Google Vice President (and who, as of 10:30 am Monday, has yet to be verified on Twitter!), will be America's new Chief Technology Officer. President Barack Obama made the announcement on Friday. This makes Smith our country's first female CTO.

Help Save the San Francisco Flower Market!

A vibrant floral institution for years, SoMa's San Francisco Flower Market, once lauded by Martha Stewart as "the best flower market in the country," is in danger of falling off the vine for good. 

What to Wear to the St. Regis Polo Cup

This month, the St. Regis Polo Cup gallops to Santa Rosa. And what an affair it will be. Are you ready for it? Are you sure you're ready for it?

San Francisco's 7 Best Cakes, Ranked

Superior to the twee and frosting-heavy cupcake, the solitary cake towers above its tiny flanker. In fact, wise people even say that the cake is better than pie. Here are our favorite slices in San Francisco, ranked.

15 Stylish Backpacks for Fall

Now that you know how to wear them, here are the backpacks you should be sporting this fall. From Mulburry and Dior to San Francisco-based Chrome and 49 Square Miles, there's something for everyone. Take your pick. 

Watch Burning Man 2014 Live

While local publications, as well as the New York Times (so late to the Bay Area game, as usual), have their say about Burning Man's descent into an elitist techie bacchanalia under the desert sun, we insist you watch the creation of Black Rock City live via the Burning Man 2014 Webcast.

Editors' Picks: Starck Bike Helmets, Black Rock Mud Masks, & More

Here's what 7x7 editors were thinking about this week when they should have been at work.

Casting Call: HBO's 'Looking' Wants You

HBO's dramedy "Looking," now filming its second season, is looking for a gaggle of gay or gay-for-pay types to appear on screen as an extra. Might you be one of them? 

The 7 Best Parks In San Francisco, Ranked

Labor Day Weekend is almost here. The burners are heading out of town. Time to take advantage of this peaceful time in San Francisco by hitting one of our local parks. Here are our favorites, ranked. 

The Style Maven's Earthquake Survival Kit

In the days after the 6.0 Napa earthquake, centered in American Canyon near Napa and felt as far as the Santa Cruz mountains, our peace of mind was rattled to bits. What can you do to help ease your nerves for the impending Big One? Get your earthquake kit prepared. Now. An even better way would be by curating this ultra-chic earthquake kit, sure to make you the fanciest survivor in town. 

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